Plants rely on the soil being rich and full of organic matter to help nurture them. During the growing season the plants absorb all the goodness in the soil and it's really important that compost is added to make sure there is enough fertility to aid further growth. One way of doing this is to prepare the land in advance using a tilling technique called 'fertility trenches', where a trench of 2ft wide and 2ft deep is dug and organic matter added to the trench. Top soil mixed with compost is then added to the trench and then the plants can be planted. This ensues the plants have compost during the germination period and as they grow the organic matter is decomposing which continues to feed the growing plants.
This is a great learning process for the Guardians as they learn new techniques every day. The success of future harvest will be down to the advance preparation of the soil.Guardians practicing fertility trenches